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Effects of Music: 10 Influences on the Brain

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What they found was that sex was stressful–the rats had elevated levels of stress hormones–but sex also promoted brain cell growth.

5. Effects of music on heart disease

Music can help deal with the stress and anxiety associated with having treatment for coronary heart disease.

A review of 23 studies covering almost 1,500 patients found that listening to music reduced heart rate, blood pressure and anxiety in heart disease patients (Bradt & Dileo, 2009).

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